Thursday, November 17, 2011

When It Rains In The House With A New Roof

In my life this week...
You know how we assume that men are born with the "handyman gene"? Well, my husband is just NOT that man. He is very technical and knows his way inside and out of nano technology and can fix computers, do electrical work and fix most computer type products but fix a pipe, hang a shelf, repair drywall he cannot. It all started with a trip to home depot to buy weather stripping for our back door. When he arrived home to get to work on the door and promptly put his hand through the glass window at the top of the door. He thought it was plexi glass. Sigh! We were able to get all the dogs and kids away from the glass safely and Papa bird was not hurt (just a small cut)but now he will have to figure out how to replace the glass. I don't think the weather stripping will work now that the door is missing glass.

So much for the new roof that we just had put on last week. It was raining BAD the day they were supposed to put the gutters up so they didn't come. We did however notice the water POURING INTO OUR HOUSE from the roof that is BRAND NEW. Of course the roofing company we used (Home Depot) was unavailable. After many towels, buckets, and cloth diapers the rain stopped. We then had a very soggy house. The
I'm reading...

This book was suggested to me by a fellow homeschool friend, Holly as well as a great art project that we will be finishing up this week. I am only on page 17 and this book is amazing. I already feel like a bad teacher but am ready to incorporate some new and great ideas to become a fantastic teacher. Again thank you to Holly for telling me about this book.

outside my window...
I see maples hanging on to the last few yellow leaves of the fall, blue skies and the woman across the street raking her leaves.

I'm cooking...
Apple cranberry crisp

Photo to share...


Up, up, up up...

6 comments:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Oh, yikes, on your NEW roof! What a frustration! Were you able to get in touch with Home Depot and get them back out?

Mama Bird said...

I did, they came to fix it they didn't seal the chimney properly and the smock stack which is what caused the leaks. They will send out someone else later next week to look at the water damage.

The BROOKIE COOKIE said...

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Kristi said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry your roof was all messed up. :( I'm so glad they will be able to fix it, though.

PrairieJenn said...

Sorry about your roof!
Otherwise, your week sounds great:) I'm trying cranberry apple crisp this week...just found the recipe. I haven't made it before, but it sounds so yummy! Great photos- thanks for sharing.

~Holly said...

I'm glad you liked the book, I loved it too! We had such fun with the masks!